Belkin Grip Candy Sheer Case For iPhone 5/5S – Retail Packaging – Blue/Smoke Reviews

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Belkin Grip Candy Sheer Case For iPhone 5/5S – Retail Packaging – Blue/Smoke

Belkin Grip Candy Sheer Case For iPhone 5/5S - Retail Packaging - Blue/Smoke

  • Two-tone, translucent color options with glossy finish
  • Protects while allowing access to controls and ports
  • TPU construction for flexibility and durability
  • Slender, compact design with camera lens cutout
  • One-year warranty

With button and screen protection, translucent color options, and a glossy finish, the sleek Grip Candy Sheer keeps your iPhone 5 safe from dings and scratches. The Grip Candy Sheer has a two-tone design that lets you express your love of color. Made with flexible, easy-grip TPU and featuring a slim design, this case won’t weigh you down.

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  1. 374 of 390 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I prefer this over the Speck Candyshell. Almost perfect., September 26, 2012
    By 
    James E. Turner (Newnan, GA USA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    Mine is the Glow/Blacktop color. None of the other colors appeal to me at all. If this one didn’t exist, I would choose Hazard/Blacktop.

    I wrote this just after the iPhone 5 was released, but I have revised it many times since. When I got this, there were only a few cases to choose from. I originally purchased a Speck Candyshell and had multiple concerns after 2 days. I exchanged it for the Belkin Grip Candy Sheer and I definitely prefer the Belkin. If you are considering either of these two cases, I hope my observations help you make a decision.

    The “Glow/Blacktop” color is a bit different from the stock pictures you find on Amazon or Belkin’s web site. I got it from Best Buy and paid $35 (almost twice what Amazon charges).

    First difference from stock pictures:
    “Sheer” is a misnomer for the “Blacktop” versions. The back isn’t as translucent as the stock pictures. With my black iPhone 5, it’s practically opaque. I can’t see the Apple logo or markings at all, regardless of lighting. I actually prefer it this way, but you should be aware that the stock pictures do not represent the product accurately.

    Second difference:
    Stock pictures used to show a Belkin “man” logo on the back. It’s not there (GOOD!). Stock photos have finally been updated so it doesn’t show the Belkin man on the back. “Belkin” is embossed on the side, and it looks great.

    For some reason, stock pictures still do not show the side buttons and switch opening. On the product page, I uploaded pictures of mine to give you an idea what it actually looks like.

    Other owners have confirmed that their Belkin cases are like mine and not like the stock pictures.

    Here’s a comparison between the two cases I used:

    -SIZE / DESIGN / GRIP / FEEL-
    Winner: Belkin Grip Candy Sheer.

    The Belkin Grip Candy Sheer is MUCH slimmer and feels much better in my hand. It complements the thin design of the iPhone 5. In the Speck Candyshell, my iPhone 5 feels thick. The Belkin has a matte texture and the Speck is smooth/glossy. I knew the Speck’s glossy surface would look terrible in a short time, so I was extremely careful with it…but the Speck case still looked horrible after only 1 day. Stock pictures do not show the side volume buttons. The buttons are black. I uploaded pictures on the Amazon product page. The tactile feel of the buttons on the Speck was actually much better than the Belkin; a surprise because my mother’s 3GS Candyshell felt horrible and I believe it damaged her power button. Finally, the Belkin case goes into my pocket and comes out much more easily than the Speck case.

    -HOLD STILL!-
    Winner: Belkin Grip Candy Sheer

    Even though the Speck Candyshell has a bit of rubber on each corner, it slides around too easily when I lay it down screen-up. The rubber doesn’t contact the table unless I lay it screen-down. The glossy finish starts to look bad very quickly (presumably from sliding around) and it simply won’t stay still on hard surfaces unless I lay it face-down. The Belkin case has a soft matte finish. It still slides around easily on its back, but not quite as much as the Speck case. Both cases will stay still if you lay them face-down. The raised edge around the screen is rubber on the Speck case; TPU material on the Belkin. I prefer the Belkin’s TPU material because it’s much easier to get out of my pocket, but still offers some friction when I lay the phone face-down. The Speck’s rubber makes it difficult to get out of my pocket and could even make me drop the phone. UPDATE: I expected the Belkin’s matte finish to have scratches from sliding around after using for 2 months, but mine is still flawless after many months of wear. In just 1-2 days, the Speck case looked terrible from sliding around, even though I did everything I could to minimize it.

    -PROTECTION-
    Winner: Speck Candyshell

    The two-layer design of the Speck Candyshell makes it thick, so it clearly offers more protection than the Belkin Grip Candy Sheer. Still, the Candyshell’s smooth back makes it slide around and might result in more drops.

    -GIMME BACK MY PHONE!-
    Winner: Belkin Grip Candy Sheer

    The Belkin case holds the iPhone 5 very well, but it’s also easy to remove when you want to. When I try to remove the Speck Candyshell, it feels like I’m going to break my phone!

    -PORT OPENINGS-
    Winner: Belkin Grip Candy Sheer

    The Speck Candyshell gets this all wrong. The opening for the Lightning connector is too large (why?!). More of the phone’s frame is exposed and could get scratched while you try to insert a Lightning cable. Because of the over-sized opening, the other openings are too small. The speaker/mic holes are partially blocked. Yes: The Speck design somehow manages to expose too much in one area, and covers too much in another area.

    -CAMERA / FLASH /…

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  2. 151 of 161 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great coverage, nice aesthetic, September 25, 2012
    By 
    N. Beaumont (Vernon Hills, IL United States) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    I purchased this locally, and for a bit more money, because I wanted something now for my new phone. I was a little leery of how it might fit seeing as it was out by the release date, but it fits perfectly. Everything that should be covered is, and the cutouts for everything else, except the back camera lens area, are perfect. The camera lens cut out is a little wide, but I would rather have that than too close and have it get in the way. All the manual buttons are easy to work with using this cover. The mute switch might be a little too recessed for the fingernail challenged, but it’s also not going to get switched by accident. In addition, this cover does NOT interfere with screen interaction and it fits snugly around the phone so I don’t have to worry about dirt and dust getting inside.

    I really like how the back is sheer so that you can see the apple logo and information clearly. I also like that the front has a small lip over the top of the iPhone which gives extra protection to the screen and edge. I will still use a screen protector, but I like the lip protecting that edge.

    The sides or “bumper” part of this cover are a bit more substantial than the back which hopefully will offer more protection if the phone lands on the edge. But the entire cover is slim and does not add a lot of weight or width to your phone. I know that the iPhone 5 is supposedly more rugged than ever, but I just feel like I’m tempting fate carrying it around without a cover.

    There are some great color choices. I have Reflection/Graphite (blue/grey) and I have a white iPhone. The white sets off the blue very nicely and in the sun the blue glows around the edge.

    I originally thought that this would be a stop gap cover until more options came out. But I really like this one and I think that I may just stop looking. Previously I had a 3GS with an iSkin SOLO cover that I loved and I like this one just as much. For me, a good cover should make the phone easy to grip as well as provide extra coverage in any weak spots while enhancing the aesthetic of the phone and not impeding the use of it. I think that this cover handles all those requirements well.

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  3. 94 of 109 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    For me, almost the perfect case, November 14, 2012
    By 
    Brett Breeden (Deep in the Heart of Texas) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

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    In the last few weeks, I’ve purchased 4 cases and tried out a ton of others at the store. In the end, this was my favorite. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty darn close. First and foremost, it’s a sleek, slim case that doesn’t feel cheap and doesn’t skimp on protection. It was the thinnest case I could find that covered all of the edges (I’m not a fan of the snap-on hard plastic shells as I had one come off when my son picked my phone up off the counter and threw it face down for no reason on the tile floor resulting in a few scratches on the screen) and hence protects against most falls. The wake and volume buttons feel great and are raised the exact right amount so they’re easy to find. They are actually made out of the same material as the back rather than the sides, and are thinner than the rest of the wall so as to be flexible. Basically, they are as easy to push as the naked buttons. I’m a big fan of TPU cases like this as they slide in and out of the pocket nicely and don’t pick up lint or even oil from your fingers. It won’t provide quite as much cushion as some other materials in an impact, but the iPhone 5 is pretty tough (and much lighter than its predecessor so less force to dissipate). I’d actually argue that they could make this case even thinner. All of the cutouts are in the correct place (the beveled cutout for the silence switch is especially nice) and there are no sharp or jagged edges, unlike several other cases I tried. The thin lip over the front of the phone protecting it when you lay it on its face is also beveled towards the screen and makes for very comfortable use of the screen. The case is two-tone, but just barely on this version which is basically black on semi-transparent black. It’s not as transparent as it’s made to look in the stock photos. That’s just fine by me. The only flaw I can really complain about is the size of the cutout for the camera/flash. I’m not sure why they made it so large, and it looks slightly odd. It doesn’t detract from the rest of the case in any meaningful way. Going forward, I hope Belkin sticks with this same general design, but it would be nice to get a texture on the sides or back, or give us some better color options. I always end up choosing black because it’s the only choice that won’t embarrass me at work.

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